PALM HARBOR - Davis Riley, a PGA Tour rookie, holds the lead/co-lead after any round for the first time in his PGA career and seeks his first win on Tour in his 25th career start. He shot a career-low, bogey-free 9-under (62) Saturday and his (195 ) total set the 54-hole Valspar Championship record.
After setting the Valspar Championship 36-hole scoring record and tying the 18-hole tournament low score, Matthew NeSmith sits two shots back heading into today’s final round.
There have been six rounds of (64) or better this week, the most through three rounds at the Valspar Championship with the previous best of five at the 2004 event.
Valspar Leaderboard After 54 Holes:
Davis Riley 65-68-62—195 (-18)
Matthew NeSmith 67-61-69—197 (-16)
Justin Thomas 66-66-66—198 (-15)
Sam Burns 64-67-67—198 (-15)
Adam Hadwin 64-66-70—200 (-13)
Full Leaderboard (link)
COURSE: Innesbrook Resort, Copperhead, Palm Harbor - Florida
ARCHITECT: Larry Packard
YARDS/PAR: 7,340 yards/Par 71
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $7,800,000/$1,404,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Sam Burns
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: Final round coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on NBC.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage from Copperhead will be featured on ESPN-Plus today with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 8:00am to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Final round coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 1:00pm to 6:00pm (ET). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
How to Watch/Stream the PGA Tour Live and Valspar: (ESPNCom)
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
Tournament site: The Valspar Championship
The Valspar Championship - Tee Times start today at 7:55am (ET) and continue until 2:00pm (ET).
Weather: Partly cloudy in the morning, turning sunny by noon. Temperatures ranging 66-75 degrees with winds from the north at 10-11 mph. Only a 4% chance of rain decreasing to zero by Noon.
PGA Tour Brunch will post by 12:00pm noon (ET) on Monday.
What They’re Saying:
Davis Riley Rolls to Tournament Best 62 (ESPNCom/Associated Press)
Roll Tide (Golf Week/USA Today)
Justin Thomas Determined to Return to Winner’s Circle (PGATourCom)
How to Watch on Sunday (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 20, 2016 - Trailing Kevin Chappell by one stroke with two holes to play, Jason Day birdied the 17th at Bay Hill Country Club and benefitted from Chappell making a bogey on the 18th, giving Day the 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational title. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
Jessica Hadwin @jessicahadwinWatching Maddox watch Adam golf is my new favorite way to watch golf. https://t.co/lpaWu2HUB1
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